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, the president of the united states will accept his party's presidential nomination at the conclusion of the dnc. >> choosing charlotte to host our convention was no accident. north carolina is a critical battle ground state in the election. >> reporter: the dnc chairman says this convention is anything but conventional. >> we're doing things differently than any convention you've ever seen. we're throwing the doors open and inviting thousands of americans to be part of this convention in many different ways. >> reporter: the dnc is known for its firsts. in 1832, the first dnc was held in a baltimore saloon. a hundred years later, franklin delano roosevelt was the first major party candidate to accept the nomination in person. in 1940, fdr's wife eleanor was the first woman to address a national political convention. in 1984, geraldine ferraro was the first woman placed on the national ticket by a major party. in 2000, the first jewish candidate. and this year, the first hispanic to deliver the keynote address at the dnc. preparations for the four-day convention have been under way for months. t
of the united states will accept his party's presidential nomination at the conclusion of the dnc. >> susan charlotte to host our convention was no accident. north carolina is a critical battleground state in the 2012 election. >> the chairwoman says this convention is anything but conventional. >> we are doing things differently than any convention we have seen. we are throwing the doors open and inviting thousands of americans to be part of this convention in many different ways. >> the d.n.c. is known for its first. it was held in a baltimore saloon. 100 years later, franklin roosevelt was the first major party candidate to
with him. >> i accept your nominates for president of the united states -- nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: friday before leaving florida romney greeted supporters at a sendoff rally. >> the convtion was a magnificent and wonderful opportunity for us to share our message with the american people thanks in large measure to the folks here in florida and now we really do need you to get out there and get your friends to vote. >> rorter: the president meanwhile headed to el paso, texas, to speak to troops in what was billed as a noncampaign event to highlight the second anniversary of his decision to end u.s. combat in iraq. >> at the time i know some folks didn't believe me. they were skeptical. some thought the end of combat was just war games and semantics, but i meant what i said. >> reporter: but the vice presidential candidates were also in action. in richmond republican candidate paul ryan appeared with house gop leader eric cantor of virginia. >> i don't want to bore you by saying the same thing over again, but it bears repeating. if we stay on the
the next president and vice president of the united states of america. let's get on with a wonderful convention. >> joining us now from the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina, fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. mark, i want to start with this issue of healthcare because it was paramount tonight. at one point an emotional speech and film by a mother by the name of stacy lynn, her daughter zoe has a congenital heart defect. democrats are not running from the issue of what republicans call obamacare are not tonight they appear to be embracing it. >> reporter: you're absolutely right, tom. they're not shying away. they're using it as something that's affirmative. they're talking about seven presidents in 90 years tried to get this done. they're talking about preexistinnditions. they're talking about lifetime cams. they're trying to talk about a new -- caps. they're trying to talk about a new world that makes it more secure for all americans. the big cheer was for julian castro, mayor of san antonio, who is giving the keynote right now and so also they showed
in september since west nile virus was first detected in the united states in 1999. >> the cdc says the number of deaths from the mosquito born disease has spiked 32% since last week, rising from 66 to 87. the lone star state continues to lead the nation with at least 888 reported cases and 35 deaths according to the cdc, but officials with the texas department of state health services say their figures show those numbers to be higher, with 1,013 reported cases and 40 deaths. the west nile virus has been detected in 48 states with human cases reported in 44. cdc officials say figuring out why this year has been so bad is no easy task. >> we really don't know at this point in time what factors may have contributed to this outbreak. we think it is weather related. why it occurred in dallas more than other areas is a matter of speculation at this point. and it's one of the things that we are going to be looking at very carefully when all is said and done at the end of the season. >> the worst year ever for a west nile outbreak was in 2008. with 9800 cases reported nationwide and 264 deaths. in a
around. can elect mitt romney the next president of the united states, and we can get america back on track. >> there's one more stop, this time in louisiana to survey the damage from isaac. back to you. >> craig boswell reporting live. think for the update. >>> obama campaign workers preparing for an event in three doe got a surprise today, a visit from the romney campaign bus. it drove by the rally site, didn't stop. mitt romney will spend much of the week in new hampshire preparing for the upcoming presidential debate. paul ryan is in north carolina today and will be in iowa tomorrow and wednesday. >> the clean up continues for areas along the gulf coast devastated by hurricane isaac and although the number of homes without power has decreased drastically, about 7% of louisiana remains in the dark tonight. fox's casey steegle is in new orleans with the report. >> reporter: no rest for the weary for emergency and rescue crews on the ground in and around the city of new orleans as the cleanup for hurricane isaac continues. today president obama will be visiting the region. in fac
, the first lady of the united states, has just wrapped up her speech. it's a big night tomorrow. you see the crowd reacting. there's some of the dignitaries in the audience right now. the big night tomorrow is going to be highlighted by the acceptance speech of vice president joe biden and also the stalwart of any democratic convention in modern recent history former president bill clinton will address the crowd, also. there's a lot more of this convention still ahead. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney stayed off the campaign trail today while his vp nominee paul ryan campaigned in iowa. his message centered on that single question asking voters are you better off than you were four years ago? romney is in vermont preparing for the three debates scheduled with president obama. >>> the news edge on virginia, a memorial held in manassas this evening to remember two people killed in a horrific drunk driving accident back in 2009. the loss from that day still haunts family members. fox 5's will thomas has more. >> reporter: while this is the manassas intersection where a grand
in the county or anywhere in the united states or elsewhere. >> dorm is hit in the head when the flash of the gun goes off. he spent nearly four months in jail as a result of the incident. taylor was indicted last month for allegedly lying about what happened. >>> another big story this morning could affect anyone who has an apple device such as an iphone or ipad. a hacker group says it stole personal information about owners from and fbi laptop. what does this mean for you. melanie a.m. wick has the details. >> that's right. we are getting more developments as the days go on fining out exactly where this information came from, who is responsible for it. apple itself has not commented on it. the group that says it did the hacking calls itself antisec or antisecurity and they say their mission is to steal and leak classified government information. we want to show you where this information first came out. they are loosely affiliated with the group anonymous and so they tweeted this out a couple of days ago and it just got bigger after that saying they had basically stolen all of these
allegiance to the flag of the united states of america -- >> that is former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords who took to the stage to lead the convention for the pledge of allegiance. it's been about a year and a half since a gunman shot her in the head during a campaign rally in tucson. >>> while mitt romney hits the trail in new hampshire, his wife an will be here in the commonwealth, hosting a rally called women for mitt at the twin oaks riding academy. >>> the southern california region woke up to shaking overnight after a small earthquake hit the beverly hills area around midnight. no injuries or damage reported. >>> not quite as small, a shallow magnitude 5.6 earthquake that hit southwestern china. authorities there say the tremor killed as many as 50 people and damaged 20,000 homes. >>> hurricane leslie is bearing down on the bahamas today. meanwhile, in the gulf of mexico, remnants of hurricane isaac could form into another storm. moist air left over from storms rarely turns into another tropical storm, but it does sometimes happen. >>> it could be a long way for a train on
to the earth. >> reporter: for the first time since the dawn of the space race the united states is reduced to hitching rides on russian spaceships to the international space station. with the 135th and final space shuttle mission 13 months ago the obama administration proposed for fiscal year 2012 a nasa budget of 14 billion, about half what was spent adjusted for inflation in the year of apollo 11. >> nasa has come to the time when they really do need to encourage private industry to start taking on the role. >> reporter: armstrong's few forays into the limelight in recent years were on nasa events and capitol hill where he deplored these funding decisions as embarrassing and unacceptable. >> if the leadership we have acquired through our investment is simply allowed to fadeaway, other nations will surely step in where we have faltered. i do not believe that would be in our best interests. >> reporter: in washington james rosen, fox news. >>> coming up the end is near for the nationals pitching ace. he was on the mound this afternoon in the series finale against the cardinals. lindsay m
-elect. that race is quiet until now. >> today i'm announcing i'm running for the united states senate as an independent because it's time to put partisan politics aside. >> reporter: rob sibani, congressman and author entered the race today. >> i'm asking to you join me today to reject partisanship, reject the entire partisanship that is strangling our children's future. >> reporter: he said he wants to help build double-decker express lanes along the capital beltway in maryland, to invest in maryland's inner cities and prince georges county school children. >> the feed box i get from residents in prince georges county is jobs and education. so $150 million in scholarships to low-income children. i am the only middle-class representative in this race actually fighting for the middle class. not just talking about it. >> reporter: dan is the republican in the race. where's a retired secret service agent who was on the protection details of both presidents bush and obama. he said there is one big issue in this election. >> the economy. i don't mind paying taxes. i don't think anyone does
in the united states or elsewhere. >> i'm not resisting. >> the video appears to show dorm being hit in the head when the flash of the gun goes off. he spent nearly four months in jail as a result of the incident. taylor was indicted last month for allegedly lying about what happened. >>> first lady michelle obama wowed the crowd as one of the primetime speakers of day one at the democratic national convention. tonight, former president bill clinton will waive his magic wand. nicole collins is live in charlotte with all of the details. nicole, tell us about that? >> reporter: left night, first lady michelle obama was well- received here and added a personal touch that the obama campaign wanted her to. she defended some of her husband's policies like his health care law and he didn't put it off for another president to deal with and he took it and ran with it and got it done and had some personal fors to tell about the time when they dated, when the president came up from nothing essentially and built himself up. tried to pitch him as that type of man and she was well- received here and we look f
, no word on a suspect or a motive. >>> mosquitos are killing more people now in the united states. new numbers from the cdc show the number of cases of west nile virus shot up 25% in the past week to nearly 2,000. 87 people have died from the infection this year. texas has been the hardest hit but no new cases were reported in the district, maryland or virginia. >>> hurricane isaac is long gone, but strong waved stirred up tar balls that were left over from the massive bp oil spill in 2010 forcing beaches in louisiana to close this morning. the tar balls are showing up in parts of the gulf coast that previously appeared to be clean. >>> we have some sad news to report this morning from the world of sports. former baltimore ravens owner art modell has died. his son david says he passed away at 4 a.m. at johns hopkins hospital this morning. modell had been hospitalized for organ failure. he bought the cleveland browns in 1961 and moved the teambaltimore in 1996 -- team to baltimore in 1996. this is the front page of the ravens' website this morning with a tribute to modell. his son was a
in the united states with two dozen more killed in the caribbean. >>> the president will be in saint john the baptist parish to see recovery efforts firsthand. homeland security was in louisiana and mississippi yesterday. and republican presidential nominee mitt romney visited areas of louisiana last friday. >>> to down south comes in the middle of a campaign blitz. democratic delegates are gathering in the tar heel state. nicole continues our coverage live in charlotte inside the time warner cable arena. good morning. i see you are inside now ready to go. >> reporter: yes. we're inside here. it's pretty quiet out there. we're expecting about 6,000 delegates to start taking these seats tomorrow. i can show you the floor here. it's pretty quiet. but you can see the areas where each of these states will have the delegates sit. the media is getting ready and setting up. we're reporting on this before the convention starts tomorrow. security here very tight. we're at time warner cable arena. but thursday, president obama will accept the nomination in a different venue at the bank of america s
reportedly fears for his safety. he already faces possible legal action by the united states government. after his identity went public he could face al qaeda retaliation. >>> 8:29. tucker barnes rejoins us here at the desk with more on today's forecast. >> yeah. more of the same unfortunately. warm hood conditions expected this afternoon. there could be showers and thunderstorms with warm, humid conditions expected this afternoon. tomorrow more of the same. so it's the remnants of isaac. there is nothing kicking it through the area so it will hang out for a few more days. but it's going to get better. on the seven-day it feels like september here towards the end so something to look forward to. let's start with a look at temperatures at reagan national. not cooling off a lot overnight. that's the other story. the overnight temperatures only in the mid-70s with all the cloud cover and the humidity. 77 right now in washington. already bouncing up to 80 annapolis, 81 quantico. dew point are low to the mid- 70s in the uncomfortable range and just like yesterday, you will notice the humidit
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